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        LOVE POEMS., With some account of his life taken from the writings in 1639 of Izaak Walton.

      London, 1923. - 6 1/2 x 10. Collotype frontis, title in border of type ornaments printed in red, xxiii, 91 pages. Full russet vellum, Italian patterned endpapers. Armorial bookplate inside cover. Tips & spine ends lightly rubbed, but fine in custom cloth chemise & quarter leather slipcase. One of 20 copies in this special binding, on Vidalon handmade paper. (The total edition was 1250 copies.)Printed at Oxford University Press in 17th c. Fell types. Francis Meynell wrote " The poems were printed in italics both because these Fell letters are particularly pretty and characteristic and because they do not make for 'easy reading.' Poetry should not, I think, be read easily. The process of printing was slow. One sheet of text had to be machined and the type distributed before the next could be composed." The first book from the press. Art of the Printed Book 1455-1955, p. 111; Nonesuch Century 1. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen.,

      München, Oldenbourg, 1923 - 1 Bl., 96 S. mit einigen Textabb. 3 Tafeln. Seltene zweite erweiterte Ausgabe diese Klassikers der Raketentechnik. - Alicke, The Moon in Science and Fiction (Interlibrum 270) No. 260 zur EA: ". published in a small edition only (of which its author had to pay the larger part of the printer‘s bill out of his own pocket). The first edition was sold out in a short time and the orders that piled in at the publisher‘s office almost exhausted the second edition before it was even printed. H. Obert‘s thesis Rockets into Planetary Space, which he wrote at the age of 28 and could not hand in at the Heidelberg Universitary because non of the professors declared himself competent for this subject. It is the first complete theory of rockets and space flights, based on theorethical computations and experiments, and became the sole cornerstone of all later space travel ideas". - Etw. fleckig, leicht gebräunt. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 400 8°. Mod. Pp. mit montiertem vorderen OU. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE PROPHET (Presentation Copy)

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1923 - 8vo, 107 pp., complete with 12 illustrations after the author's own drawings; black cloth stamped in gilt, black topstain, lacking the dust jacket. Laid in is a publisher's promotional pamphlet for the "16th Season, Fall, 1923." A Near Fine copy of the book, spine faded and gilt dulled, otherwise in excellent condition. Inscribed by the author, "To Dr. Percy S. Grant with real admiration from Khalil Gibran October 1923," (within a month of publication). Percy Stickney Grant (1860-1927), the "Radical Cleric" was an American Protestant Episcopalian clergyman and close friend of Gibran's in the circle of Greenwich Village luminaries, writers and artists. He became known for his support of Socialism and for his "forum" for the expression of views on labor and living conditions. Grant lived at 7 West 10th only a few doors away from Gibran at 51 West 10th. Pasted to the recto of the second blank in Gibran's hand is the return address from the envelop it was delivered in: "From K. Gibran 51 W. 10th St New York City-" the home where Gibran wrote "The Prophet" and lived the last 20 years of his life.Gibran is the national poet of Lebanon, the country of his birth, but his reputation is global. Gibran's series of 26 inspirational essays in English prose, each dealing with a separate theme, has never been out of print, has been translated into over 40 languages and has sold over 100 million copies. Based to a large extent on the success of this work, Gibran is credited as the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu. With an initial print run of just 1159 copies, first editions are scarce on the market, particularly when signed or inscribed. Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The World Crisis Comprising: Vol I: 1911-1914; Vol II: 1915; Vol III–IV: 1916–1918; Vol V: The Aftermath; Vol VI: The Eastern Front

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923-1931., 1923. 6 large volumes; FIRST EDITIONS. I: pp.(vi) + 536, II: pp.577, III: pp.(x) + 589, IV: pp.474, V: pp.368, VI: pp.368. Errata slips to vols. I and IV present. The vol.I is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Churchill and dated 1935 on first blank. The volume has been recased in a first issue cloth binding. Illustrated throughout with maps and charts (many folding). The gilt to spines is bright. Overall a lovely and sound set of this history of the first world war in the original cloth. The final volume was printed in fewer numbers than the rest. Complete sets of this work in their original cloth binding are getting difficult to obtain. Woods A31(a). Langworth 103.

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        New Hampshire

      Henry Holt & Company 1923 - First Edition, First Printing "Printed October, 1923 with NO indication of later printings. This copy is SIGNED by Robert Frost. The book is in great condition. The binding is tight, with no leans and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author with a beautiful facsimile dustjacket from the original. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Angling in British Art Through Five Centuries: Prints, Pictures, Books. With A Foreword by H. T. Sheringham

      London: John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1923. First edition, no. 114 of 125 copies signed by the author. Original frontispiece etching by Norman Wilkinson, signed in pencil beneath the image. 200 Illustrations, including 39 in Color. 1 vols. Thick 4to. Original white cloth, t.e.g., others uncut. Spine somewhat faded, minor external soiling, else a very good copy. An excellent copy of this indispensable-and fascinating-work. The first book devoted to Angling art exclusively. The deluxe edition is printed on fine white handmade paper and includes an original etching of an angling scene by Wilkinson not present in the trade edition.

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        Jane Eyre

      Paris - l'Imprimerie Nationale de France 1923 - A scarce limited edition copy of Jane Eyre from Charlotte Bronte. Large quarto, set up in Garamond type, printed in red and black on the press of the imprimerie Nationale de France in Paris. Illustrated with seventeen lithographic plates by Ethel Gabain. Numbered 113of four hundred and ninety-five copies only (collated, complete). Primarily of the bildungsroman genre, Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of its title character, including her growth to adulthood, and her love for Mr. Rochester, the byronic master of fictitious Thornfield Hall. In its internalisation of the action the focus is on the gradual unfolding of Jane's moral and spiritual sensibility and all the events are coloured by a heightened intensity that was previously the domain of poetry the novel revolutionised the art of fiction. Charlotte Bront has been called the 'first historian of the private consciousness' and the literary ancestor of writers like Joyce and Proust. The novel contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core, but is nonetheless a novel many consider ahead of its time given the individualistic character of Jane and the novel's exploration of classism, sexuality, religion, and proto-feminismWith the original glassine wraps. Condition: In paper wraps with a clothslipcsebinding. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Closed tears to the head of the spine, and front jointis cracked. Textblock is generally firmly bound, though loosening in places, with most of the plates detached. Pages are bright and clean, with just a few instances of spotting. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Sonette an Orpheus. Geschrieben als ein grab-mal für Wera Ouckama Knoop.

      Leipzig: Insel-Verlag, 1923 - Octavo (214 × 139 mm). Bound for the publishers by H. Sperling in blue calf, titles to spine gilt with raised bands, boards ruled in gilt, gilt and green painted endpapers, turn-ins and top edge gilt. Housed in a custom blue quarter morocco solander box. Faint ink stamp to title page. Spine slightly faded, a little wear to tips and spine, internally fine; an excellent copy. First edition, deluxe issue. Of the 300 copies printed on handmade paper by W. Drugulin for the deluxe issue, 100 copies only were specially bound; this is number 7. Die Sonette an Orpheus (The Sonnets to Orpheus) is considered, along with the Duino Elegies, as Rilke's masterpiece. They were composed in what the author described as a "savage creative storm" during February 1922. The inspiration was the death of the 9-year old Wera Ouckama Knoop, a playmate of Rilke's daughter Ruth, and the poet dedicated them as a "grab-mal", literally a "grave-marker".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1923 Through December 1923

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia 1923 - Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Photo of downton Nelson; Bird's-eye photo of Nelson from atop a mountain on north shore of west arm; Kootenay Feature 'The Romance of the 1890s - 8 pages of text and archival photos, including electric street cars in Nelson!; Table showing 'Exchanges in order of percent good toll calls; Cover advert. for Northern Electric Vacuum Cleaner!; Review of growth show steady expansion - 3 pages; Telephoning across Atlantic by AT&T Wireless continued for hours; When the Victoria and Esquimalt Telephone Company issued its own (one call) nickels; B.C. Industrial Review - statistics; Bar graph of # of phones operated from 1906 through 1923; the company's operator school; Issuing of monthly phone bills a work of magnitude - 4 page article with photos; photos of the halibut industry before 'the fish were scarcer in quantities and their habitats more scattered'; William Farrell- an appreciation of the former company president; 7 page article on B.C.'s deep sea fishing industry - great photos - halibut, herring, flounder; multiple photos from the Kootenays of snakes which have climbed up phone poles onto the wires!; photo of 25 year-old phone; Great full-page photo of the CIBC building at Hastings and Granville; 8 page article on the banks of vancouver with excellent photos; First interdepartmental football game; new power plant at Seymour office; A phone in B.C. for every 6 persons; Feature on Dams and the water-powers that turn the wheels of industry - photos of dams and various industries which use electricity, including the American Can factory and grain elevators; new power plant at Seymour office - illustrated; photos of productive farms and ideal homesites with super centerfold luxury Saanich home; Cover photo of U.S. President Harding in Stanley Park; Full-page photos of the U.S.S. Henderson entering the narrows and at dock with President Harding aboard; 13 page illustrated feature on the visit of President Harding - the first visit to Canada made by a President of the United States (President Harding died mere days later on August 2nd in San Francisco and this is reported as well); Photo of Crosland Bros. Farm in Duncan; 9 page illustrated feature on the seed growers of B.C.; photo of Duncan office under construction; Nice 8-page illustrated feature on Haney and area; photographing sound; Exploring Kootenay - Bill Skilling; 9 page illustrated feature on the Delta and Ladner district; Many miles of new long distance circuits; Improved inter-office trunk lines in Vancouver; and more. Half-leather binding. Average wear overall with the exception of the backstrip which is missing small chips and loose at back edge. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge else unmarked. Binding intact. Spine leaning moderately. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Op. 21]. Dreimal sieben Gedichte aus Albert Girauds Pierrot Lunaire (deutsch von Erich Otto Hartleben) Für eine Sprechstimme Klavier, Flöte (auch Piccolo), Klarinette (auch Baß=Klarinette), Geige (auch Bratsche) und Violoncell (Melodramen)... Op. 21 Partitur [Dedication:] Der ersten Interpretin Frau Albertine Zehme in herzlicher Freundschaft

      Wien... Leipzig: Universal=Edition [PN U.E. 5334 5336]. [1923]. Folio. Original publisher's printed wrappers. 1f. (title), [i] ("Vorwort" by Schoenberg), [ii] (contents), [iii]-[iv] (text of poems), 5-78 pp. Printed note to lower left corner of first page of music: "Copyright 1914 by Universal-Edition" and to lower right corner of final page of music: "Weag" [Waldheim-Eberle A.G.]. Titling of upper wrapper identical with title. Wrappers slightly soiled; lower faded; spine reinforced with paper tape; laid down to dark red paper backing. Some minor browning and foxing; small area of blue stainings to lower margin of p. 45; minor offsetting from red backing of lower wrapper to final page of music; inner margins of first several leaves repaired and guarded; inner margins of last several leaves guarded. . First Edition, second issue, one of only 100 copies printed (information supplied by Universal-Edition, Vienna). Rufer (Engl.) pp. 38-40. Ringer p. 314. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 13-16. The abbreviation "Weag" is typical of the 1920s; in 1914, the printer typically used the note "Druckerei- und Verlags-Aktiengesellschaft vorm. R. v. Waldheim ?- Jos. Eberle & Co." Neither Brinkmann nor any other source establishes criteria that would allow a distinction between the standard issue of 1914 and the present issue of 1923. The distinguishing points of the 1923 issue are the presence of "Weag" to the final page of music (page 78) and the absence of the note "Stich und Druck von Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig" at the lower right foot of the first page of music (page 3). Albertine Zehme (1857-1946), an actress born in Vienna and later active in Berlin, is now exclusively remembered as the person who commissioned and first performed Pierrot Lunaire. "Read the preface, looked at the poems. I am enthusiastic. A brilliant idea, entirely in my spirit. I would do it even without a fee." Website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna (Schoenberg's diary). The poems are by the Belgian Albert Giraud (1860-1929) in the German translation by Erich Otto Hartleben (1864-1905).

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        Midwinter

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1923], 1923. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. A Pre-publication association copy, INSCRIBED by John Buchan to author Enid Bagnold. 8vo. Publisher's light blue cloth. Minor wear, spine a touch sunned. Near fine. An attractive copy, with author's insciption to flyleaf; Lady Roderick / with the homage of / the writer./ John Buchan / July :10 : 23. The book was published Sept. 6th 1923; presented to Enid Bagnold, Lady Jones, CBE. In 1920, Bagnold married Sir Roderick Jones, the Chairman of Reuters Newsgency. Blanchard A58

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        Neben der Heerstraße. Erzählungen. Mit Holzschnitten von E. L. Kirchner.

      Zürich, Grethlein, (1923).. 434 S., 1 Bl., 2 Bll. (Anzeigen) mit 23 Textholzschnitten von Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. 8°. OHLwd. mit einem Holzschnitt von Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (leicht gebräunt und kaum fleckig).. Erste Ausgabe. - W.-G. 25. Dube 808 - 831. Lang, Expressionistische Buchillustration 174. - Schönes Exemplar dieses Klassikers der expressionistischen Buchillustration mit den 23 Textholzschnitten (von den Original Holzstöcken gedruckt) von Ernst Ludwig Kirchner und dem Einbandholzschnitt von Kirchner mit der violetten Tonplatte und dem nur nach rechts laufenden Querstrich des "t" in "Bosshart". - Gebräunt, kaum fleckig.

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        Collection of Six Original Watercolours of South Africa, with two Watercolour Views taken at the coast of Normandy, France].

      1923 - Ca. 1923. Oblong Folio (27,5x37,5 cm). 4 card leaves. Eight watercolours mounted on recto and verso of the card album leaves, each ca. 17,5x25 cm (7x10 in). All watercolours captioned in ink on lower margins of the album leaves, signed "CBT" and dated in the lower left or right corners of the drawings. Period style black half sheep with brown cloth boards. Card mounts slightly age toned, otherwise a very good album. An album of interesting watercolours of South Africa created by Major C.B. Templer of the Indian Army, 19th Regiment of Bengal Lancers (Fane's Horse). He served in India in 1880-1893 and took part in the second Mirazai Expedition of 1891. During his service with the 19th Lancers Templer participated in the horse races and was the first holder of the Indian Grand National Trophy (Some reminiscences of Indian Sport// The Field, The Country Gentleman's Newspaper, Christmas 1922, p. 5). After the end of his career Templer lived in Execliff (Exmouth), actively travelled around Europe and also visited South Africa. The watercolours, dated December 1922-March 1923 include two views of Cape Town's Sea Point area showing the Lion's Head Mountain, Camps Bay and Twelve Apostles mountain range. Three watercolours taken near George (Western Cape Province) show the George Peak (Outeniqua Mountains), historic Montagu Pass and a pine plantation in the town's vicinity. There is also a humorous portrait of a rickshaw in Johannesburg with the commentary: "A Conveyance much used by the Dutch in Jo'burg, something after the style of the Indian Jin-Rickoshaw! The men with them wear fantastic costumes!!!" The album additionally contains two later watercolours (dated July 1923) depicting an island commune of Mont Saint Michel in Normandy and a coastal view, apparently also in France. Overall a very good album with unusual views of South Africa. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        Kopf.

      Hannover, 1923 - Lithographie, handsigniert. Hannover, 1923. 45x35,5 auf 60x44cm. Blatt 1 der Mappe Akte und Köpfe. 3. Kestner- Mappe. Die Mappe wurde herausgegeben von Eckart von Sydow im Verlag des Buchhändlers Ludwig Ey in Hannover in einer Auflage von 50 numerierten und vom Künstler signierten Exemplaren. HDO 71303-1. Max Kaus *1891-1977 Berlin. 1908-13 Kunstgewerbeschule Berlin. 1915-18 Kriegsdienst, Freundschaft mit Erich Heckel, 1927 A. Dürer Preis. 1943 Verlust des Berliner Ateliers durch Bomben. 1945 Volkssturm, Verlust der gesamten Graphik. Jentsch 360. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Reminiscences Of A Stock Operator

      New York: George H. Doran Company, 1923. First edition of this Wall Street classic. Octavo, original orange cloth. In near fine condition with the spine gilt bright. With a signed quote from Edwin Lefevre laid in which reads, "When angels walk across the sky/ On God-sent errands, near of far/ To keep their golden sandals dry/They merely step from star to star! Edwin Lefevre." Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Desirable in this condition and with the autographed quotation. First published in 1923, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the most widely read, highly recommended investment book ever. Generations of readers have found that it has more to teach them about markets and people than years of experience. It tells the thinly disguised biography of Jesse Livermore, a remarkable character who first started speculating in New England bucket shops at the turn of the century. Livermore, who was banned from these shady operations because of his winning ways, soon moved to Wall Street where he made and lost his fortune several times over. What makes this book so valuable are the observations that Lefèvre records about investing, speculating, and the nature of the market itself. "A must-read classic for all investors, whether brand-new or experienced" (William O'Neil).

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        La Giammuffa. A cura di Beniamino Dal Fabbro. Con otto acqueforti originali di Guido Somarè.

      8° gr.; pp. 40 non num. 4 su carta a mano Ventura di Cernobbio, composto e stampato da Luigi Maestri; con alcune riproduz. nel testo e 8 acqueforti f.testo firm. e num. a matita dall'Artista (1923 - 2003). Ril. in bella pelle edit., titoli in oro al dorso, astuccio editoriale. Bella e rara edizione tirata a complessivi 99 esemplari numerati. Questo è uno dei XXV esempl. di testa, contenente, sciolto, un disegno orig. a matita firmato. E' una ristampa parziale del "Dizionario del gergo milanese" con elenco in ordine alfabetico di nomignoli, tipi, macchiette e figure milanesi. Ottima copia. Cfr. Aeschlimann vol.III; Jentsch.(vedi riproduz.)

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        Alpenlandschaft mit Hütte.

      O. O., 1923.. Aquarellierte blaue Schreibtusche auf Konstruktionszeichenkarton. 360:235 mm. Unten rechts signiert und datiert "R. Höss. 1923.". Mit feiner Schreibfeder ausgeführte, nicht ungeschickte Tintenzeichnung einer von kahlen Bäumen umstandenen einsamen Holzhütte am tief verschneiten Hang, im Hintergrund Berge. Einzig die Hütte und der Zaun sind in hellbrauner Farbe ankoloriert, die übrige Schneelandschaft ist anscheinend mit der unterschiedlich verdünnten blauen Schreibtinte laviert; der Himmel mit stark verdünntem Braun minimal angetönt. Auf der Rückseite beschnittene Reste einer kolorierten geologischen Querschnittszeichnung aus der Baustoffindustrie. - Wohl einziges bekanntes Dokument einer künstlerischen Neigung des Kommandanten von Auschwitz, zu dessen Charakterzügen zwar eine kleinbürgerliche Naturverbundenheit (vgl. Martin Broszat, Kommandant in Auschwitz, S. 19) gezählt wird, wie sie aus dem vorliegenden Blatt leicht herausgelesen werden kann, dessen bekannte Gefühlsarmut und nicht zuletzt seine Betätigung im Freikorps und Beteiligung am Fememord an Walter Kadow 1923 aber kaum den Künstlerdilettanten vermuten lassen dürften. Wegen letzteren Verbrechens wurde Höß noch 1923 verhaftet und 1924 zu zehn Jahren Zuchthaus verurteilt (1928 amnestiert). Möglicherweise ist die Zeichnung während der Mußestunden der Untersuchungshaft entstanden. - Einige kleine Druckstellen; insgesamt wohlerhalten. Erworben von den Nachfahren der Familie des Infanteriegenerals und Eichenlaubträgers Karl Eibl (1891-1943).

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        The World Crisis, a remarkable set of British first editions with five dated inscriptions from Churchill to his Aunt and significant annotations by her son, Churchill's Cousin, concerning the Battle of Jutland

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923. First edition. Hardcover. This is an extraordinary inscribed and annotated British first edition set of Churchill's history of the First World War. Each of the five books (the 1916-1918 book was issued in two volumes) is inscribed and dated by Churchill to his Aunt Clara. Clarita "Clara" Jerome Frewen (1851-1935) was the eldest sister of Churchill's mother and wife of Moreton Frewen, the famously slipshod editor of Churchill's first book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force. Three inscriptions are dated pre-publication and all five are warmly personal, with Churchill using only his first name. The inscriptions alone would make the set a prize, but it is the second family association that makes the set a unique piece of history. The books passed to Clara's son and Churchill's first cousin, Captain Oswald Moreton Frewen (1887-1958).Oswald was a career naval officer who served under Churchill's leadership as First Lord of the Admiralty during both the First and Second World Wars. Oswald participated in every naval engagement in the North Sea during the First World War, after the war helped the Admiralty prepare the official history of the Battle of Jutland, and during the Second World War served as King's Harbour Master of Scapa Flow. THE ANNOTATIONS: Of note, according to the Frewen family, Oswald's own 1916 diary "is considered to be part of the United Kingdom's national archives because of his description of the Battle of Jutland," with a claim upon the volume made by the Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth, England. Oswald's extensive annotations in this set appear throughout the two 1916-1918 volumes and run to thousands of words. These annotations are remarkably informed and informative, sharply critical, and compellingly interesting - to both collectors and scholars. Some of Oswald's criticism may be attributed to his partisan admiration of Admiral Jellicoe, some perhaps to jealousy toward a famous cousin. Nonetheless, Oswald's comments are not without some expressed admiration for his Cousin Winston's gifts - both literary and as a leader. And tempering the sharp criticism is the knowledge that Oswald actively sought - and received - his cousin Winston's inscriptions in books that Oswald read and annotated until Oswald's death in 1958. We have transcribed the entirety of Captain Frewen's annotations, producing a 22-page document which we will provide upon request. CONDITION: This set is in sound, unrestored condition, with the original bindings firm and intact - well short of fine but of course to be prized far more for provenance and content than for condition. Five volumes are first edition, first printing. Volume I, the 1911-1914 volume, is first edition, second printing (printed only three days after publication of the first printing). The blue cloth bindings are square and tight, but show some of the scuffing endemic to the smooth navy cloth and some wear to extremities. We note the following: slight outward warping to the 1915 volume boards; some minor fraying at the head of the 1915 volume spine; minor blistering of The Aftermath cloth (to which this particular volume was prone) on the upper front cover and lower right of the spine; minor discoloration spots to The Eastern Front front cover and a wrinkle (binding error rather than blistering) in the upper rear cover cloth. Spotting is substantially confined to the page edges and first and final leaves, the heaviest instance within the set observed on the inscribed page of the 1915 volume. We note no previous ownership marks beyond the author's inscriptions and Captain Frewen's annotations. The set is housed in a navy cloth slipcase with gilt print and decoration. PROVENANCE: This set has remained in the Frewen family until now, providing both sterling provenance and a unique opportunity for collectors. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(I).d, A69.2(II).a, A69.2(III-1).a, A69.2(III-2).a, A69.2(IV).a, A69.2(V).a.; Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105

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        Chinese 1923

      1923 1923 - Scherenschnitt auf festem Velin montiert, ca. 10,4 x 10,5 cm. R. u. Darstellung sign. u. dat.: „Engert 1923"; r. u. auf bez. Passepartoutabschnitt: „Chinese".

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        La Sultane Daoulah

      Paris: Éditiions Mornay, 1923. No. 983 of 950 copies on Guarro. Color illustrations, text within elaborate gilt border, full-page polychrome arabesques and ornamental filigrees and initial capital letters. 1 vols. 12mo. Full cream calf ruled in blue and green lines alternating with gilt-dotted triangles, radiating from a central metal onlaid medallion, with arabesque design in red and black against a gilt-dotted backgroound, decorative endsheets and flyleafs, stamped signed "O Pilon". Fine. Binding by Odette Pilon

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        The Wares of the Ming Dynasty.

      London, Benn, 1923.. Mit 126 (11 farb.) Abb. auf 59 Tafeln (jeweils mit Beschreibung auf vorgeschaltenen Blatt), ca. 13 Illustr., 1 Schriftzeichentabelle u. 30 Marken. XVI, 240 S., 1 w. Bl. u. 1 Bl. 4°. Illustr., goldgeprägtes Originalleinen, dieses minimal bestoßen, der Kopfschnitt etwas angestaubt. Kleines Schild u. Stempel a. d. Vorsatz, papierbedingt gebräunt u. ganz gelegentlich etwas stockfleckig, tls. etwas angerändert bzw. geknickt, sonst gutes Exemplar. (2190 Gr.). Für Fragen stehen wir Ihnen gerne telefonisch zur Verfügung!Nummer 983 von 1500 (gesamt 1783) nummerierten Exemplaren.

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        Industrial Art Desk

      1923. CHAUTAUQUA. Industrial Art Desk. WITH: The Home Teacher. 126 pp. 8vo., bound in publisher's wrappers. Valparaiso, Indiana: Lewis E. Meyers & Company, ND [1923?]. |~||~||~||~||~||~| A wonderful example of early American pedagogy. The Chautauqua Institution was founded in 1874 and had a tremendous impact on education in America. The Chautauqua Industrial Art Desk was a table top home schooling art desk which contained a blackboard on the reverse of the cover, and a map of the United States on the underside. Inside the desk is a scroll which contains 26 segments including, Palmer method script, how colours are made, flags of the world, aviation, perspective drawing and the Pennsylvania Railroad. This desk has survived in remarkably good condition.

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        Inom Baggemosa ägogränser. Bygdehistorier.

      - Växjö, 1923. Originalupplaga. 21x14 cm. 126 s. Samtida brunt halvklotband med förgylld ryggtitel, mönstrade pärmpapper och marmorerade försättsblad. Omslag ej medbundet. Ryggändar och pärmhörn något nötta. Fläckat titelblad samt spridda fläckar och fingeravtryck i marginalerna. Kort reva i nedre marginalen på s. 115/116. "Carl Moberg / Moshult!" skrivet med blyerts på titelbladet; sannolikt Mobergs fars signatur. Dedikation: "Till Kristina -- en bok som är i behov av kärleksfullt bemötande -- från Författaren som minne av den 22 juli 1954". The inscription says that this is ?a book in need of a tender treatment [reception]? & ?as a memory of the 22nd of July 1954? With the signature of Carl Moberg in pencil on the title, most probable the author's father. Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973), Swedish journalist, social critic, and one of Sweden?s foremost authors of the 20th century. He was born in Algutsboda in the province of Småland, where his father served as a soldier. Moberg worked in his youth with farming and forestry. After a few years of schooling, he worked as a journalist at different provincial newspapers, in which he also published his first short stories. His breakthrough as an author came in 1927 with the novel ?Raskens. The Story of a Soldier?s Family?, where he depicts the life of the tenant farmers in 19th century Småland. His foremost work, which has been widely translated and is considered one of the finest epic works in Swedish 20th century literature, is ?The Emigrant Novels? (1949-1959). In this tetralogy he describes the Swedish emigration to North America through the story of the farmer Karl Oskar Nilsson and his wife Kristina. Moberg was politically engaged and always fought for individual rights, and for the abolition of the monarchy and the State Church of Sweden. He intervened in affairs of corrupt legal practice and published the bestselling book ?Why I am a Republican? (1955). His political views were inspired by his visits to USA and by the Swiss constitution. Moberg had a love affair with a woman named Kristina, whose name he used for the main character Kristina from Duvemåla of ?The Emigrant Novels? This love affair has remained unknown for over half a century, until a collection of his novels, all inscribed by Moberg to Kristina [Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005)], appeared on the market. Judging from the tone in the inscriptions, the relation between Moberg and Kristina was initially intimate and loving, and gradually devolving into affection. In the early inscriptions from the 1940s Moberg writes, for instance: ?To Kristina, my confidant and beloved!?, and in the play ?Chastity? he writes: ?Vilhelm Moberg?s chastity ? what is left of it is hereby dedicated to Kristina? The later in-scriptions from the 1960s contain phrases like: ?with a devout greeting? and ?from her affectionate Vilhelm? In the copy of ?The Emigrants? (?Utvandrarna?, 1949) Moberg writes: ?To Kristina, my be loved, who has lent her name to the female main character in this book, with gratitude and love from The Author.? In the last inscription, in the pocket edition of ?The Emigrant Novels? from 1969, he returns to the fact that she has given her name to Kristina from Duvemåla, which shows that the thought of her had occupied his mind during all these years, and it is also a sign of her probable influence on his writing from 1945 onwards. What further strengthens this opinion is the copy of ?Our Unborn Son?, a play from 1945, which deals with the issue of abortion. This is the only one of these books that has been bestowed with a fine leather binding, with a pocket at end of the volume where Kristina has collected newspaper cuttings on the book and its author, suggesting that the theme of this novel was essential to her. The book was translated into Danish in 1947, and in the collection there is a copy of the Danish edition which has been inscribed to Kristina by the translator thus: ?? This book, which is partly about you?? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Birds of California: A Complete, Scientific and Popular Account of the 580 Species and Subspecies of Birds Found in the State Format De Luxe (Large Paper Edition). Four volumes

      San Diego: South Moulton Company, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. Volume I: xvii, 522 pages; Volume II: xii, 523-1034; Volume III: xiv, 1035-1548; Volume IV: xiv, 1549-2121. Illustrated with 110 Full-page Color Plates as well as 40 photogravures, 120 Full-page Duotone Plates and More Than 1100 Half-tone Cuts of Birds in LIfe, Nests, Eggs, and Favorite Haunts from Photographs. Signed by the author on limitation page. #89/350, Large Paper Edition, De Luxe. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in green paper over boards with paper labels on front covers and spines. Volume I has a paper split on upper front cover and cover is beginning to loosen at top. Spine labels are sunned. Covers have mild edge and corner wear. Top edge gilt. Overall set is very good plus and contents are near fine.

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        In Petra, being a sequel to 'Nisi Dominus'

      Ditchling: S. Dominic's Press, 1923. Octavo. vii, 26pp. First edition. Printed in red and black, with a preface and notes by Eric Gill and Hilary Pepler. Illustrated with three wood engravings by David Jones and six by Gill. This is the fortieth St. Dominic's Press publication, and one of the few to be accurately dated by the printers. There are a number of variant bindings recorded for this title, but the binding on this particular copy is only recorded in Taylor/Sewell, who describe it as "probably unique." The book is bound in quarter red cloth, black and white patterned paper over boards, with a yellow paper label showing a reduced version of Desmond Chute's St. Dominic engraving. Inside, red and white patterned paper reused from Ethel Mairet's "Vegetable Dyes" has been used as a wrapper around the text. A black title label printed in silver is adhered to the front of the wrapper. Spine lightly faded, otherwise a fine example of a rare S. Dominic's Press variant.

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        MARRIAGE

      New York: Monroe Wheeler, [1923].. Pictorial wrappers. Wrapper edges sun-tanned, extreme upper fore-tip of upper wrapper chipped, with hard crease to lower corner and fore-edge; just a good copy, internally about fine. First edition, published as MANIKIN Number Three. Laid in, as issued, is the [4]pp. leaflet, "Miss Moore's Observations," by Glenway Wescott. The colophon is the second state, with the Christopher Street rubber stamp alteration of Wheeler's address. The least common of the pamphlets in the Manikin series.

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        Western Art and the New Era. Introduction To Modern Art.

      Brentano s Publishers., New York, 1923 - New York, Brentano s Publishers. 1923, 26 x 18 cm, XII, 139 (1) Seiten, ein farbiges Frontispiz (Kandinsky Composition Nr. 234), 60 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, zweifarbig illustrierter Original-Leinenband (ohne den Schutzumschlag), handschriftlicher Rückentitel "DRIER" [sic!; von Naum Gabo betitelt]. Inscribed / mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung von Katherine Dreier an Naum Gabo auf dem leeren Vorsatzblatt: "For / dear Gabo and Miriam [Miriam Israel, seit 1937 mit Gabo verheiratet] - / with the one desire than an / enlarged edition of this book / might appear so that those / two great Masters in Sculpture / Gabo and [Antoine] Pevsner [Gabo s elder brother] might / be included and publicly / show my deep appreciation / of their contribution to the / new Forms of Beauty in Art. / Katherine S. Dreier/ May 16th. 1938. This book are [sic!] the lectures given 1920-21 / for the Forum of Cooper Union [for the Advancement of Sience and Art], New York." Einband etwas berieben, sonst ein gutes Exemplar. Ex libris 3, 302; 5, 650. - Spalek 202. - Literatur: The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University (1984) Seite 754. - Gross, J., The Société Anonyme (2006), Seite 221. - Inhalt: I. Why does Art exist - II. The importance of imagination and the development of the sense - III. The chain of western art, from the Byzantine to Post-Impressionism - IV. What next? - V. What is Modern Art? - VI. Modern Art, continued - VII. How to appreciate art. - Naum Gabo [eigentlich Naum Neemia Pevsner (1890-1977), russischer Bildhauer und Konstruktivist]. Sprache: Englisch Einband etwas berieben, sonst ein gutes Exemplar. handschriftlicher Rückentitel "DRIER" [sic!; von Naum Gabo betitelt]. Inscribed / mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung von Katherine Dreier an Naum Gabo auf dem leeren Vorsatzblatt: "For / dear Gabo and Miriam [Miriam Israel, seit 1937 mit Gabo verheiratet] - / with the one desire than an / enlarged edition of this book / might appear so that those / two great Masters in Sculpture / Gabo and [Antoine] Pevsner [Gabo s elder brother] might / be included and publicly / show my deep appreciation / of their contribution to the / new Forms of Beauty in Art. / Katherine S. Dreier/ May 16th. 1938. This book are [sic!] the lectures given 1920-21 / for the Forum of Cooper Union [for the Advancement of Sience and Art], New York." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) A Fantastic Melodrama - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

      Garden City New York: Doubleday, Page & Company. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1923. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A remarkable First US Edition in original orange cloth in Very Good+ condition in the rare, lightly chipped and soiled dust-jacket, original price of $2.00 present. Small bookseller label to rear paste-down; Karel Capek's 1920 science fiction play, originally published in the Czech language as Rosumovi Univerzální Roboti, here translated by Paul Selver. Premiering on 25 January 1921, it introduced the word "robot" to the English language and to science fiction. About this play, Isaac Asimov, author and creator of the Three Laws of Robotics, stated in a 1979 essay "Capek's play is, in my own opinion, a terribly bad one, but it is immortal for that one word" .

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        Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen.

      München, Oldenbourg, 1923.. 2. Aufl. 1 Bl., 96 S. mit einigen Textabb. 3 Tafeln. 8°. Mod. Pp. mit montiertem vorderen OU.. Seltene zweite erweiterte Ausgabe diese Klassikers der Raketentechnik. - Alicke, The Moon in Science and Fiction (Interlibrum 270) No. 260 zur EA: "... published in a small edition only (of which its author had to pay the larger part of the printer's bill out of his own pocket). The first edition was sold out in a short time and the orders that piled in at the publisher's office almost exhausted the second edition before it was even printed. H. Obert's thesis Rockets into Planetary Space, which he wrote at the age of 28 and could not hand in at the Heidelberg Universitary because non of the professors declared himself competent for this subject. It is the first complete theory of rockets and space flights, based on theorethical computations and experiments, and became the sole cornerstone of all later space travel ideas". - Etw. fleckig, leicht gebräunt.

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        Das Kaiserbuch. Ein Epos in drei Teilen. Der 1.Teil: Die Sachsenkaiser. Der 2.Teil: Die Frankenkaiser. Der 3. Teil: Die Schwabenkaiser * G A N Z P E R G A M E N T - Ausgabe in 6 Bänden, handsigniert,

      München, Verlag der Hochschulbuchhandlung Max Hueber, 1923 - Vollständige Ausgabe in aufwendigem Handeinband der Zeit (6 Bände gebunden in Ganzpergament / Pergament / GPgt / Pgt / gr.8vo im Format 15 x 23 cm) mit Rückentitel in Goldprägung, Kopfgoldschnitt, Pergamenthäubchen, handgestochenem Kopfband, Linienvergoldung jeweils beider Deckel und des Rückens, geheftet auf fünf Bünde mit durchgezogenen Pergamentriemchen. 363, 352, 331, 318, 459, 401 Seiten, Schrift: Fraktur. - Mit Druckvermerk auf Nachsatz in Band 1: " Dieses Werk wurde in einer einmaligen numerierten Auflage von 1000 Exemplaren in Garmond-Tiemann-Fraktur im Spätsommer 1923 bei Dr.C.Wolf & Sohn gedruckt. Den Einwand entwarf Josef Sattler. Die Nummern 1 -200 wurden auf antikem Zanders-Handbütten abgezogen und vom dichter signert. Von diesen wurden die ersten 50 in Ganzleder, die übrigen in Halbleder gebunden. Dieses ist die Nummer 94" (mit Unterschrift von Paul Ernst). - Luxus-Ausgabe in Ganzpergament-Handeinband sowie handgefertigtem Schuber in sehr guter Erhaltung . Dritte, mit der zweiten übereinstimmende Auflage. - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Die Deckel werden in einem tiefen Falz angesetzt, mit den Bünden nach außen. Ein Herausreißen aus der Decke ist somit nur unter Zuhilfenahme von Werkzeug möglich. Zum Kapital wird kein schlappes maschinengewebtes Bändchen verwendet, sondern das Kapital wird von Hand mit dem Buchblock umstochen, gibt dadurch dem Rücken einen festen Abschluß und bietet zugleich dem späteren Ledereinschlag ("Häubchen") die Unterlage. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder-und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14. - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung (einige Deckel minimal verzogen, sonst tadellos) Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        His Religion and Hers: A Study of the Faith of Our Fathers and the Work of Our Mothers

      New York: The Century Company. (1923). First. First edition. Fine in near fine printed dustwrapper with a couple of small, narrow chips near the crown, and a touch of age-toning at the spine. Last book by Gilman, and very uncommon in jacket. .

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        DRUG JOBBERS SALESMAN: THE WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS' MAGAZINE

      1923. Paperback. Very Good. [PERIODICALS]. DRUG JOBBERS SALESMAN: THE WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS' MAGAZINE. (VOL.1, NO.5; VOL.2, NO.7; VOL.3, NOS. 2-12). New York: Topics Publishing Co., 1923-25. (Later became Wholesale Druggist 1925-1934.) Small 8vo. in wraps. Ex- library with few stamps. Articles and advertisements for the druggist. Wraps are a little soiled. Overall in very good condition. Scarce.

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        A hitherto undescribed form of valvular and mural endocarditis

      1923. Libman, Emanuel (1872-1946) and Benjamin Sacks (1896-1971). A hitherto undescribed form of valvular and mural endocarditis. Offprint from Transactions of the Association of American Physicians 38 (1923). 14pp. 230 x 153 mm. Without wrappers as issued. Fine copy.First Edition, Offprint Issue of Libman and Sacks's first paper on Libman-Sacks endocarditis, a form of nonbacterial endocarditis that is one of the most common cardiac symptoms of lupus. The following year Libman and Sacks published an expanded account of the disease (largely based on the present paper) in Archives of Internal Medicine (see Garrison-Morton 2855).

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        REAL FAIRIES

      J. Saville & Co. Ltd. 1923 - 1st 1923. Very good condition in a dustwrapper in fair condition. Brown cloth, gilt titles to front cover and spine. A book of poetry. Small format. Enid Blyton's second book. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Endpapers lightly browned, some foxing to contents else clean. Very scarce pictorial wrapper is edge worn with several sections of loss, small red pen mark to slightly grubby rear panel. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Cowardly Lion of OZ

      , 1923 Very early volume in the OZ series written by Ruth Plumly Thompson.

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        The Rover

      Garden City, Doubleday, Page and Company, 1923, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With publisher's slipcase, No. 244 of 377 copies Signed by Conrad, with frontispiece portrait of him with tissue guard, TEG, other edges untrimmed, original cream vellum binding with blue stripe to front and back boards with gilt titles and decorations, includes both the inner tissue dust jacket and the outer blue paper jacket, Smith 25, Keating 178, this was his last completed work of fiction, it precedes the British edition. Front hinge a bit tender else fine in very good jacket and good slipcase.

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        "Nächtliche Altstadtgasse".

      1923. Öl auf Leinwand , 725x485 mm. Rechts unten signiert und datiert.. Richard Sprick (19O1 Herford - 1968 Bad Salzuflen) war zunächst Schüler Godewols in Bielefeld, gehörte der Künstlervereinigung "Rote Erde" an, lebte nach Aufenthalten in Berlin und Worpswede in Bochum. Stark expressionistische Straßenflucht mit stark verzogenen Häuserfronten. Das Gemälde stellt möglicherweise eine Gasse in Soest dar, eventuell beinflusst von einem Holzschnitt von Christian Rohlfs ("Strasse in Soest" 1911), zu dem eine große Ähnlichkeit im Bildaufbau und -gestaltung besteht. Eventuell steht das Bild auch in Zusammenhang mit dem gleichzeitigen Film "Der Golem" nach G. Meyrink. Geringe Querrisse in der Farbschicht am unteren Rand. Rohlfs

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        GLI UBRIACHI. Illustrato con XII xilografie originali dell'Autore.

      Alpes (Pescia, Benedetti & Niccolai), Milano 1923 - Cm.19,8x13,7. Pg.280. Con 12 xilografia a piena pagina dell'Autore, oltre a due, a sanguigna, ai piatti. Coperta originale, in barbe, con piccole mancanze al piatto anteriore. 250 gr.

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